tung-tree

tung tree

noun
any of several trees belonging to the genus Aleurites, of the spurge family, especially A. fordii, of China, bearing seeds that yield tung oil.
Also called tung-oil tree.


Origin:
1890–95; see tung oil

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tung tree

noun
Chinese tree bearing seeds that yield tung oil 
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